NYPD data recently examined by a children’s advocacy organization revealed serious racial disparities in the way the police department responds at schools to kids in distress or ‘children in crisis interventions’--defined as incidents of students in emotional crisis who are sent to hospitals for psychological evaluations. For example, researchers found students of color represent 100% of the children ages 5-12 who were handcuffed within NYC public schools, though they only account for about 27% of the school population. Here to explain the findings is one of the report’s authors, Dawn Yuster, School Justice Project Director at Advocates for Children of New York (AFC).
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